Jim Morrison Predicts the Future

Generalizations always lead to pitfalls, so I’ll leave aside any sweeping statement about how artists used to be smart or any nostalgia for how it used to be. Having said that, this clip – which, for reference, is a snippet from a much longer YouTube clip that this dirty hipster highly recommends watching – provokes me to thought about the role of artists in a culture. Morrison was a smart dude, a reflective and insightful cat. While there certainly are countless intelligent people involved in popular music, those who most often receive the aim of the spotlight are, well, not. Anyway, check out this clip and perhaps just have a quick think about what you look for in an artist, and why it is a particular song may or may not move you. Personally, anything that is unconsciously stupid is just that: stupid. And, this dirty hipster finds stupidity irritating. Don’t you? -DFH

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  1. Primordial Ooze : Jim Morrison Predicts the Future Says:

    […] thought this was an interesting clip… DFH Writes: Generalizations always lead to pitfalls, so I’ll leave aside any sweeping statement about […]

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